All About Pella Windows and Doors
Headquartered in Pella, Iowa, Pella Windows and Doors began in 1925 and is privately owned by its original owners, the Kuyper Family. Since its founding, Pella has grown into a nation-wide corporation with over 100 product and design patents, ten manufacturing facilities, and over 200 window and door showrooms. The company employs roughly 7,100 people and distributes a diverse line of building and remodeling products to contractors, remodelers, and homeowners all over the country.
Types of Windows Manufactured by Pella Windows & Doors
Pella offers a wide array of window styles for homeowners and builders alike, featuring various styles of operation, color options, shapes, wood species, and other features. For a detailed look of the windows created and distributed by Pella Windows & Doors, continue reading.
The single-hung windows available at Pella are classically designed with a variety of customization options. The bottom sash of the single-hung window raises to provide ventilation for any room. Variations in materials and look are available in the Architect, Impervia, 350, 250, and Encompass Series.
Double Hung Window
The double hung window has become one of the most commonly purchased window designs in the industry. The classic design of this window includes two operational sashes, the bottom opens upwards and the top downwards to provide any room with maximum ventilation. Both sashes of these windows have a tilt-wash feature, making window easy to clean. Variations in style and materials used are available in the Architect, Designer, Impervia, 450, 350, 250, and Encompass Series.
Providing the clearest look at the outdoor world, this single panel window from Pella has become one of the most popular among their customers. These windows were designed to be easily opened, closed, and locked through the movement of a single handle. Because of this, they are the perfect option for areas which may be hard to reach. Variations on the casement window are available in the Architect, Designer, Impervia, 450, 350, and Encompass Series.
Bay and Bow Windows
Bay and Bow windows extend out from the home into the outdoor environment. This design provides an extended view and maximum natural light to the home. The bay window is usually a stationary window in the center with windows which open on either side. The bow window is created from four or more windows curving outwards and you have the choice of stationary or opening windows. Unique styles and material options are available in the Architect, Designer, Impervia, 450, and Encompass Series.
These windows, which are typically wider than they are tall, are often used in combination with other windows to provide extra light or ventilation to a room. Awning windows are hinged at the top and the entire sash opens at the bottom with the use of a single handle. A single panel window, this design provides an unobstructed view outdoors. For materials and designs suited to your specific needs, choose from the various customizations available in the Architect, Designer, Impervia, 450, 350, and Encompass Series.
This Pella window is conveniently designed with two, side-by-side sashes. One sash slides open, which provides an easy option for ventilating a room. Available in fiberglass or vinyl, with style variations in the Impervia, 350, 250, and Encompass Series.
Special Shape Windows
The diverse line of special shape windows enables homeowners, builders, and remodelers to find virtually any window shape to fit their specific needs for a project. With designs center on curves or sharp angles, along with variations on style and material, Pella Special Shape windows provide customers with a custom look at a much lower price.
About the Pella Series
With seven different series available under the Pella name, homeowners and builders can browse windows based on the materials used, their unique features, and customization options. Continue reading to learn about the Architect, Designer, 450, Impervia, 350, 250, Encompass Series.
This series of Pella Windows are focused on increasing the energy efficiency of the home and providing window designs which can fit the architectural needs of any home. These windows are available in wide variety of customized shapes and include HurricaneImpact® glass which is exceptionally resistant to weather, noise, and intruders. The beauty of Architect Series windows is found in Pella’s commitment to using classic woods, including: Mahogany, Alder, Douglas Fir, Pine, White Oak, Cherry, Red Oak, and Maple.
The Designer Series boasts of triple pane glass which increases the energy efficiency of your windows by 53 to 74 percent and reduces outside noise by 29 to 50 percent compared to traditional, single-pane windows. These windows include innovative, between the glass blinds which never need cleaned, reducing the allergens in your home. Because the Designer Series uses Pella’s Enduraguard Wood Protection on their interiors and EnduraClad aluminum-clad exteriors, the windows in this series are low-maintenance, protected from weather and moisture for years after installation.
Due to their wood interiors and budget-friendly price, the 450 Series features some of Pella’s bestselling windows. This series provides various color options, with wood interiors which can be stained and low-maintenance, aluminum-clad exteriors in your choice of ten colors. Additionally, the windows in this collection can be sized-to-order in ¼” increments.
The windows in the Pella Impervia Series are made from a five layer, engineered fiberglass called Duracast, making them the most durable windows and doors in the industry. Choosing durability doesn’t require sacrificing style, as you can choose from different colors for the durable powder-coat finish which mimics the look of wood. Because of the materials used to manufacture these windows, they are energy efficient, low-maintenance, and will look new for years after installation.
With InsulShield® Advanced Low-E triple-pane glass and up to 18 insulating chambers in the frames, the windows in the 350 Series are the most energy efficient windows manufactured by Pella. Compared to traditional, single-pane windows, these windows are 54 to 83 percent more energy efficient. The design features SmoothSeamTM, virtually invisible, welded corners. Additionally, this series of windows has unique design options including between-the-glass shades, grills, or blinds and various color choices in Pella’s signature low-maintenance, long lasting DuraColor finish.
The windows in Pella’s 250 Series are no exception to their habit of creating highly energy efficient windows. For all the windows within this series, an InsulShield Low-E insulating double-pane glass comes standard with the window, making these windows 54 to 77 percent more energy efficient than conventional single-pane windows, and blocking up to 86 of the sun’s fading ultraviolet rays. Each window includes the option of adding foam insulation for added energy efficiency. Precision welded and multi-chamber frames make these windows durable and weather resistant; and, with a careful attention to detail, Pella designers have created a window with a higher quality look than you would typically expect from a vinyl window.
For customers who prefer a low-maintenance window, Pella has created the Encompass Series of windows with solid colors throughout the vinyl, eliminating the need for repainting or touch ups. Built with longevity and durability in mind, each Encompass window has a multichambered, fully welded sash and frame which strengthen the window.
Pella has created windows they believe will last, and they have backed their windows with what are considered to be some of the best warranties in the business. Their warranties are different depending on the product purchased, with their wood windows carrying a 20/10 limited warranty and their fiberglass and vinyl windows carrying a limited lifetime warranty.
The warranty provided with all wood windows is a 20/10 limited warranty. This means, all wood windows have a 20 year coverage on glass and 10 year coverage on non-glass products. In the case that ownership of a home changes, the warranty is transferable to the new owner. Pella warranties are limited, this means they cover the factory replacement of glass or non-glass items if damage occurs as the result of manufacturing fault or defect.
The warranty provided with all fiberglass or vinyl windows and doors is a lifetime limited warranty. This means, all vinyl and wood windows have will be replaced if damage occurs as the result of manufacturing fault or defect. Labor costs are only covered for up to two years after the purchase of a window directly from Pella or a certified Pella dealer. This warranty is non-transferable, so if the owner of the home changes, the warranty is no longer valid.
To learn more about the durable and exceptionally energy efficient products designed and manufactured by Pella Windows and Doors, click here to begin planning your next project.